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Queen Letizia shows off new shorter hairstyle

Queen Letizia

has revealed a chic

new shoulder-length hairstyle

. The Spanish queen, whose tresses previously fell several inches below her shoulders, recently

sported her brunette locks in a long bob

.While the change in Letizia's hair is small, her new look stays true to her renowned

elegant and sophisticated style


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Queen Letizia's hair is now several inches shorter

The 42-year-old mother-of-two showed off her new look at a Meeting with the Board of the Prince of Girona Foundation at the Royal Palace in Madrid.Wearing a monochrome printed dress and a smart black blazer, Letizia looked the picture of elegance as she joined her

husband of ten years

to receive their guests.

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Queen Letizia's previous hairstyle
Letizia's change in appearance comes as a significant year in her life ends

. In June Spain's leader of 39 years

King Juan Carlos

, announced his abdication in favour of Felipe. Felipe, Letizia and their two daughters

Princess Leonor


Princess Sofia

took part in a magnificent inauguration ceremony on 14 June 2014, which saw scores of Spaniards take to the streets of Madrid to celebrate their new monarch.

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